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The politics of participation [electronic resource] : from Athens to e-democracy / Matt Qvortrup.

Author/Creator:
Qvortrup, Mads.
Publication:
Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2007.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (201 p.)
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Subjects:
Political participation.
Democracy -- Philosophy.
Democracy -- Philosophy -- History.
Public opinion.
Political participation -- Case studies.
Referendum -- Case studies.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
We live in an age of democracy. Very few people challenge the virtues of 'government by the people', yet politicians and commentators are fond of decrying the 'crisis of democracy'. How do these views square up?This book provides the answer by surveying the philosophical history of democracy and its critics and by analysing empirical data about citizen participation in Britain and other developed democracies. In addition to analysis of major political thinkers like Plato, Machiavelli and J.S. Mill, the book analyses how modern technology has influenced democracy.Among the issues discussed in t
Contents:
pt. I. Theoretical aspects of citizen politics
pt. II. Empirical foundations of citizen politics
pt. III. Case studies in citizen democracy.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1-84779-698-2
1-78170-156-3
1-84779-230-8
OCLC:
818847339